Habitat for Humanity
The mission and vision of Austin Habitat for Humanity are anchored around our dedication to ending the cycle of poverty housing and the deeply held belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live.
To date, 26 Mitratech employees have spent a day helping build a home for a local Austin family. This year Austin Habitat for Humanity volunteers will help:
– 30 families leave substandard housing through our Construction program
– 60 families improve their homes though our Home Repair program
– Assist in sale and re-use of countless materials at our ReStore.
To learn more, visit austinhabitat.org.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. We achieve this by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
Funds are raised through the Foundation’s annual campaign, Movember, which is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world, during the month previously known as November. Movember’s not just for men. Women who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas register, start a team and fundraise – they do everything Mo Bros do, they just don’t grow a Mo. Mo Sistas are champions of Movember, rallying the men in their lives to join the movement, grow moustaches and have important conversations about men’s health. To learn more, visit us.movember.com.
NJ LEEP 2014 Diversity Event Sponsorship
NJ LEEP, Inc. (The New Jersey Law Education Empowerment Project) was founded in 2006 in partnership with Seton Hall Law School to empower youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to greater educational achievement through a three-fold focus on skills, habits, and exposure. NJ LEEP focuses upon combining law-related education programming with college access programming.
The New Jersey Law Education and Empowerment Project seeks to prepare youth from under-served neighborhoods in northern New Jersey for greater educational achievement by providing them with law-related education and college access programming. This year’s event honored Goldman Sachs Group’s General Counsel Gregory K. Palm and Prudential Financial’s General Counsel Susan Blount.
To learn more, visit njleep.org.
It started in 2000 when Richard Bagdonas had just finished his own Thanksgiving dinner with friends. There was no Operation Turkey back then. It was simply one guy plating up extra food and handing it out to one hungry homeless person on the streets of Austin.
“That Thanksgiving, I drove downtown to 6th Street on my way home and handed out a plate of food to a homeless man in a wheelchair. He couldn’t thank me because he was mentally challenged, but the homeless guy next to him said ‘thank you’ and helped feed the meal to the man. Afterwards I sat in my car and cried, and I knew I wanted to do something about it. Since then I have been hooked.”
To learn more, visit www.operationturkey.com.
Project Holiday Help
LifeWorks Youth & Family Alliance is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency.
We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable and measurable results for the clients we serve.
Mitratech sponsored two families (which included parents and children) by purchasing items the families requested to assist them in their pursuit of becoming self-sufficient. To learn more, visit www.lifeworksaustin.org/phh.html.
At Ripper Tennis, our mission is to create opportunities for local children who are on the National School Lunch Program to be introduced to and enjoy the game of tennis at the South Austin Tennis Center. The primary age group associated with this objective is the “10 and Under” level — a program in which the RippnerTennis Youth Foundation and the Junior Program at the South Austin Tennis Center takes great pride. We also aid committed young players in pursuing their competitive goals by subsidizing tennis instruction, equipment purchases, and travel expenses. While being introduced to the game of tennis may not be a hardship for some, intense tournament training can prove to be too great of a barrier for others. The Youth Foundation strives to reduce or eliminate financial hurdles that would otherwise impede young players from their competitive goals.
Since the beginning of 2014, the RippnerTennis Youth Foundation has granted over $3,000 in financial gifts to players in the Academy Programs at South Austin Tennis Center (Junior Academy / High Performance Academy) and “10 and Under Tennis.” Some players are on full scholarships while others receive partial tuition gifts.
In addition to general support of the Foundation’s mission, part of Mitratech’s sponsorship will go towards the launch of a fund-generating t-shirt program to both outfit young tennis players for tournaments and create an ongoing stream of funds. Tennis players will be receiving uniforms complete with the Mitratech logo, and the pro shop at the South Austin Tennis Center will partner to sell Foundation t-shirts with $5.00 of every sale going to the foundation’s general fund.
To learn more, visit rippnertennis.com.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a 66 year old charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked during the Christmas holiday season. Their gifts offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory that will last them for a lifetime. It is such experiences that may motivate them to become responsible and caring members of their community.
During the one season a child would rather be remembered with a gift than anything else in the world, Toys for Tots makes a genuine contribution in over 760 communities nationwide. Many of the gifts they provide, such as books, games and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, as well as social and recreational interests, of these children. The program is also of immense assistance to parents who, during the holiday season, are unable to provide needed gifts for their children.
The Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of nearly 7 million less fortunate children in each of the past five years. While that may be a lot of children, we unfortunately ran out of gifts long before they ran out of children. To make a credit card contribution or to find out more about the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, please go to their website at toysfortots.org.
United Technologies/United Way Charity Golf Tournament Sponsorship
United Technologies Corporation and its employees are the leading supporter of their region’s annual United Way Community Campaign and its mission to ensure that children are successful, families are strong and healthy, and that there is a safety net for those in need. This year, community needs are greater than ever and our support is more important than ever.
United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.